The Scroll Art Museum

Scroll art lets beginner programmers turn loops and print() into animated ASCII art.

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Starfield on the Apple IIe

Posted by Al Sweigart

The term "scroll art" is new but these text-based programs don't require modern computers. Here is a video of the Starfield program running on a 1983 Apple IIe.

Connected Pipes

Posted by Al Sweigart

Random squiggles that form a sort of connected pipework. There are some isolated sections but no dead ends. Click here to view the animation...

Diamond Sky

Posted by Al Sweigart

A star- and diamond-filled sky. Click here to view the animation...

Full of Squares

Posted by Al Sweigart

Squares of various sizes. Click here to view the animation...

Proton Stream

Posted by Al Sweigart

Lightning streams energetically jittering, like a Ghostbuster's proton pack. Click here to view the animation...

Wallpaper

Posted by Al Sweigart

The standard wallpaper scroll art, including several designs and tessellations. Click here to view the animation...

Tri Grid Scaffolding

Posted by Al Sweigart

A triangular grid in cyclic densities. Click here to view the animation...

Striped Triangles

Posted by Al Sweigart

Striped triangles in cyclic densities. Click here to view the animation...

Spike

Posted by Al Sweigart

A simple spike pattern. Click here to view the animation...

Math Function

Posted by Al Sweigart

Bitmap patterns based on Cartesian coordinate inputs to a math function. Click here to view the animation...

Toggler

Posted by Al Sweigart

Triangular patterns toggled between two characters, with variants. Click here to view the animation...

Matrix Screensaver

Posted by Al Sweigart

Hacker-themed trails of ones and zeros. Click here to view the animation...

Diagonal Maze

Posted by Al Sweigart

The classic Commodore 64 pattern. Click here to view the animation...

Ducklings

Posted by Al Sweigart

Cute combinatorial explosion of ASCII art ducks. Click here to view the animation...

Sine Message

Posted by Al Sweigart

Text moving in a sine wave pattern. Click here to view the animation...

Cube Wall

Posted by Al Sweigart

Random cube wallpaper. Click here to view the animation...

Zig-zag

Posted by Al Sweigart

A simple back and forth animation. Click here to view the animation...

Starfield

Posted by Al Sweigart

Asterisks in cycles of density. Click here to view the animation...